A news round-up of stories in the FM sector
Announcement: The construction and FM company has launched EV Charging Solutions for businesses. BAM Charging Solutions delivers an end-to-end EV charging infrastructure solution for businesses to support clients on their road to zero emissions.
Description: The provider is working with developers, local authorities, and organisations to design and install EV charging solutions on single and multiple sites across the UK and Ireland. This includes construction, retail, commercial, leisure, schools and colleges, transport hubs, hotels and sports venues.
Details: BAM offers AC and DC charging solutions for electric vehicles, plant and equipment from 3 to 350kW, as well as helping clients to address their electricity supply capacity problems. It provides an ultimately flexible charge point management platform to help users maximise the value of their chargers. Developed in partnership with drivers, charge point operators, local authorities, installers and industry experts, Bam says its EV charging platform is customer-focused and independent of any charger manufacturer.
Announcement: Veolia rolls out its new cloud-based management system in the UK to optimise waste and hazardous waste operations.
Description: To help businesses manage the collection, treatment and disposal of complex waste streams, Veolia has introduced an end-to-end cloud-based system to ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.
Details: Developed by Veolia's technical teams, the new system manages the complete cycle from enquiry through to collection, treatment and disposal and is designed to cover more than 100,000 different waste profiles. Since starting trials last autumn, the system has already managed over 300,000 tonnes of waste processing and scheduled nearly 120,000 service appointments across the UK.
Organisation: Bouygues Energies & Services
Services: The energy, digital and industrial transformation company has introduced Orbiter, a new online tool designed by the company’s in-house experts to help clients assess their current building’s performance in the ever-changing built environment.
Description: The past two years have prompted businesses to reconsider their building infrastructure as we move into a hybrid model of working, so customer expectations have transformed the way we occupy and work within our buildings: more collaboratively, more digitally, more flexibly, with a strong focus on sustainability.
Details: The roles and responsibilities of facilities management have expanded to include the creation of a better working environment where employees can thrive and perform at their best. Find out if your building is fit for the future here.
Announcement: Ambisense, an IoT and AI analytics business focused on monitoring environmental risks, has launched a new series of analytical tools, known as BEPA (Built Environment Performance Analytics).
Description: BEPA unlocks the value of data with actionable insights, empowering users to address some of the most complex and pressing challenges in the built environment today, such as sustainability, air quality, working environment optimisation, and building fabric performance. The first two tools in this suite launched are Air Change Performance Analytics (ACPA) and Thermal Performance Analytics (TPA).
Details: ACPA helps users understand the air movement within a space – the length of time that it would take for the air in the room to be replaced with fresh air. Ventilation is an essential component in removing pollutants from the indoor environment, yet little is understood about the real-world performance of ventilation systems. ACPA gives us this data, so users can identify and decide on measures or interventions that are required for a healthier space. ACPA builds a clear picture of the space that is understandable to people, identifying gaps between the current and optimal conditions within a space. This tool is key for the management of risks and driving better outcomes in building spaces. The second tool, TPA, allows users to minimise unnecessary energy loss and drive down costs and improve the comfort and wellbeing of building occupants. In most spaces, the control of heating and cooling is based on simple timing and thermostatic control. But the heating and cooling efficiencies of a building are driven by a complex interplay of factors.